Description

Flecks of painted light dapple the image surface like natural light reflecting off the canvas. Jean-François Lauda’s art denotes a spontaneous, intuitive relationship to the nature of his materials. Though this recent exploratory piece is more geometric and formal than the works of earlier series, the elements are animated by a visual language seemingly drawn directly from observed reality. FDC 34 shows numerous pentimenti, small patches of colour visible through the overpainting. The series title, Fait de concentré [Made from Concentrate], reflects a process based on experimentation, meaning that it occasionally requires alterations. The compositions are structurally improvised and imprecise, since the artist intuits the final unity only at the very end, before the elements collapse. M.-E. B.